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Embedded Researcher – Amsterdam Hackable Metropolis

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Over the last few years, digital media has started to change the experience of the city in many ways. First, various parties in the city have started to produce, collect and publish lots of data about urban life. These data can be used to get

Smart Citizens & Open Data

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Future Everything has published a highly interesting publication titled Smart Citizens. The Mobile City contributed an essay: Open Data: From ‘Platform’ to ‘Program’.

Media interventions in the city: assembling new publics of strangers (guest post by Katía Truijen)

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Occasionally we post contributions from guest authors. This one below is a section from the interesting MA thesis by Katía Truijen. Enjoy! === Media interventions in the city: assembling new publics of strangers Katía Truijen – new media researcher This article is an excerpt of the

Smart cities vs smart citizens

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PBL expert meeting on Smart Cities with Dan Hill Over the last few years the South Korean New Town of Songdo has emerged as the epitome of the ‘smart city’ of the future – a city that uses software and sensor-driven feedback loops to optimize

Amsterdam Hackable Metropolis @HOT100 Workshop Report

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Amsterdam Hackable Metropolis was invited to contribute to the 2013 Hot100 program, a workshop with the best alumni in the arts, media and technology, which took place on Friday the 27th of September in the framework of Today’s Art Festival. So far an initiative of

Public Space & The Public Good / Social Cities of Today

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Social Cities of Today is a research project that investigates the role new media platforms can play in the creation of ‘Urban Publics’, groups of citizens who are organized around a common theme, issue, resource, goal, interest or geographical location. Here’s a first project update.

Report workshop day1 “Made By Us: using smart technologies to repurpose industrial heritage”

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As part of the overarching project Made By Us, The New Institute and The Mobile City in collaboration with CMoDA have organized a two-day workshop during the Beijing Design Week. In this workshop participants from various professional and national backgrounds address the reuse of former

Invitation to mini-symposium “Made By Us: Using Smart Technologies to Repurpose Industrial Heritage” 27 Sept. 2013

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The Mobile City and The New Institute in collaboration with CMoDA are very happy to invite you to the mini-symposium “Made By Us: Using Smart Technologies to Repurpose Industrial Heritage”, which is part of the full-day event “The Dao of Being Smart“, organized by CMoDA

“Made By Us”: new program about industrial heritage and smart & social cities, Beijing/NL/Shenzhen

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We are happy to announce Made By Us, a new project The Mobile City is partnering in with The New Institute. Made By Us is a six-month research-by-design program investigating creative reuses of former industrial plants. The challenge is to help design smart media interventions that will

We are hiring: Embedded Researcher Smart and Social Cities

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We are looking for an ‘embedded researcher’ that will help us to develop a conceptual toolkit to add the social dimension to the debates about smart cities.

Playing against vacancy: architects and game developers create games for urban change

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About the project How can temporary playful interventions be used to engage people with the issue of vacancy? The Mobile City is a partner in the new project Rezone Playful Interventions. In this project three teams, each composed of an architect and a game designer,

“The smart city you love to hate: Exploring the role of affect in hybrid urbanism” Hybrid City 2 conference abstract

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Next week Martijn and I both attend the second Hybrid City conference “subtle rEvolutions” from 23 − 25 May in Athens, Greece. Hybrid City is an international biennial event dedicated to exploring the emergent character of the city and the potential transformative shift of the

Rezone the game: playing for urban transformation

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This is an essay I recently wrote for The Bosch Architecture Initiative (BAI) and Digital Workplace (DW) about Rezone, an applied urban game they developed to address the issue of vacancy in the city of Den Bosch. In the near future we start a collaboration

Public Space & The Public Good

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Public Space & The Public Good (Publieke Ruimte Publieke Zaak in Dutch) is the title of a new research project that The Mobile City will be part of. The project is initiated by Bart Lammers, Arnold Reijndorp and Simon Franke and it investigates the relation

Eindhoven Hackable World City: speculating on future investments for the city

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A while ago we were invited by Amsterdam based architecture and planning firm One Architecture to collaborate on a research project about the possible future of urban planning and policy in the Netherlands. The project was commissioned by Deltametropool Network for Metropolitan Development. One of the outcomes

Reinventing ownership: Ruimtevolk Expo 2012 about the messy future of urban design

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Thursday 29 November 2012 the event Ruimtevolk Expedition 2012 took place. Ruimtevolk (‘spatial folk’) is a well-read Dutch online platform for spatial and urban design professionals. Venue Trouw Amsterdam, one of Amsterdam’s cultural hotspots, was packed with urban professionals, policy makers, and researchers. The event